Education Sector

UK: Colchester Institute suffers cyber security attack

The education sector has long been recognized as a relatively easy target for criminals. Now Colchester Institute in the U.K. has fallen prey to a cyberattack. The attack was first announced on April 29, but had occurred earlier in the week. In their first statement, posted on their web site, the school wrote As...

Blackbaud ransomware incident: update to education sector impact

Data from the Blackbaud incident continues to dribble in.  Marco A. De Felice continues to track the incident as it impacted the education sector and he has another update: UPDATE (3) of 30.04.2021 Total number of people involved 7,975,221 (+66,641) In the update of 30.04.2021, 7 new Institutions affected by the Blackbaud Data Breach...

OR: Centennial schools to close for 2 days after hackers breach school technology systems

Update of May 6: the district confirmed this as a ransomware attack. Their computers are still offline. Original post: Jayati Ramakrishnan reports: A Portland-area school district has canceled Tuesday and Wednesday classes as staffers work to fix a ransomware attack that may have affected the district’s technology systems. Centennial School District staff discovered Monday that...

NY: Guilderland Central Schools Hit with Malware Attack

Mike Goodwin reports: The Guilderland Central School District is the latest local organization victimized by a malware attack. District officials said the attack was discovered after technical interruptions occurred on Thursday, calling the incident a “cyber attack by a threat actor group which used malware to encrypt certain systems throughout the district.” Read more...